Git Commit Gives Waiting Error

When I hit git commit, I get the message, “hint: Waiting for your editor to close the file… 2020-12-12 17:44:05.952 BBEdit[11185:597263] .sdef warning for type ‘text’ attribute ‘name’ of class ‘application’ in suite ‘BBEdit Suite’: AppleScript name references may not work for this property because its type is not NSString-derived.” repeats for ‘document’, ‘filter’, ‘project item’, ‘window’, and ‘tag info’. Is there something I can do to BBEdit, or should I change to ‘Text Edit’, or something else?

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I sent this query also to and overnight got the answer from Rich Siegel himself:

Thanks for writing in.

To use BBEdit as a help for git commit, please use the “Install Command Line Tools” command on BBEdit’s application menu, and then proceed as indicated.

Then, editor your Git configuration to use the command “bbedit -w” rather than whatever you’re using now.

I hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any questions as you proceed.


Rich Siegel
Bare Bones Software, Inc.


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Thank you for the positive update @billcod!